What is a fair price for an araucana?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HeatherTheMommy, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a fair price for a pure araucana pair around 2 years old or just a hen? Also a good pricr for 1 month old aracauna chicks?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    That depends entirely on the quality of the birds -- and the market in which they are being sold. There is no way to throw out a number just based on the above posted information.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Post some pics of the birds, and we may be able to give you a ballpark figure.
     
  4. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    these are just some of his birds. I can't get pictures of the others until Saturday
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Since he doesn't breed to the standard, and that Splash hen is clearly a mixed breed with her white skin, about $10 for her and about $5 for the male. With the chicks, probably $6 each since they are old enough to not need heat anymore.
     
  6. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What am I looking for in a high quality araucana?
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Yellow skin, proper pea combs, and consistent color/varieties for starters. Don't purchase from someone who only has 'project' colors. Reputable breeders stick with just a few varieties instead of a bunch of trendy projects. And they don't have crossbreeding projects on the side, like trying to produce a tufted Shamo.
     
  8. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you :) so these aren't breed standard colors?
     

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